a large commercial vessel, especially one driven by steam.

1780–90; steam + ship Unabridged
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steamship (ˈstiːmˌʃɪp)
a ship powered by one or more steam engines

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Example sentences
The truth is that the steamship companies, for their own profit, collected them
  from every direction and any source.
Instead of bunching near the steamship landing-stages, they range afield.
Indoor exhibits explore many aspects of maritime history, from early steamship
  travel to ships used for exploration.
It also studies local slaving, steamship and naval histories.
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